-- ASCAP will honor Rod Stewart at its 28th Annual Pop Music Awards, to be held April 27 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. Stewart will be presented with the ASCAP Founders Award at the invitation-only gala, which will also honor the top songwriters and publishers of the organization's most performed pop songs of 2010.
Past recipients of the Founders Award include Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello, Ann and Nancy Wilson, Billy Joel, Annie Lennox, Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Smokey Robinson, Patti Smith, Steely Dan, James Taylor, Tom Waits, Stevie Wonder and Neil Young.
The 28th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards will launch the 6th Annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO, a three-day conference dedicated to songwriting and composing. The EXPO takes place April 28-30. For more details, visit ascap.com/expo.
Wolfgangsvault.com offers live music audio, video and merchandise to consumers, and Daytrotter.com, which it owns a majority stake in, showcases live performances from emerging bands. "As our company grows ... [RightsFlow was] the clear choice as we were looking to outsource the complex processes of mechanical licensing and related administrative tasks previously managed internally, "Wolfgang's Vault president Eric Johnson said in a statement.
-- Imagem Music has signed a worldwide, multi-year administration agreement with singer/songwriter Anna Nalick, who has sold more than 1 million units of the song "Breathe (2AM)" in its various versions, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Nalick, who wrote all the songs on her debut album, is currently at work on a new record.